I've had old Suunto watches and other brand watches and got a little burned out on them not meeting the functionality I wanted. I was skeptical to get the Suunto 9 Baro but was pretty blown away by it. The features and ease of use are second to none I use it daily for: -Lifting -Mountain Biking -Trail Running -Interval Training -Training hikes with weight -Alpine Skiing -Alpine Touring -Nordic skiing Beyond the sport modes the sleep tracking, daily HR, recovery, steps, calories and all the other functions give you all the info you need. I also like that it paired with another brands bluetooth HR monitor so I didn't have to buy another one. And that it will show notifications so I don't have to pull my phone out in meetings. In the backcountry the baro functions and storm warning are a huge help. Backcountry in the Sawtooth means weather is moving target. I've been able to use these functions to help make decisions while looking at passes and summit attempts.
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Perfect balance - Train/Backcountry/Daily
This watch is awesome!
I have been playing with it for 2 weeks. I ran about 100 km and swam about 15 km. I did not have time to dive into the user guide yet but the watch is very intuitive and works just fine. The GPS and baro looks precise, as expected with Suunto. I had an Ambit3 Peak before so I cannot compare with the Spartan, but the 9 is definitely a world apart from the Ambit. The display is very nice and the touch screen is rather reactive. The design is excellent. It might sound like a detail but I really have no problem now wearing my watch as a daily watch. It looks just fine. Last but not least, the new Suunto App is much better than Movescount. Looking forward to have Strava integration supported however. Luckily, the Suunto 9 is still compatible with Movescount so we can live with both in the meantime. But please support Strava integration in the new App and, as far as I'm concerned, the whole set (watch + app) will be flawless!
I recommend to everyone!
Suunto 9 model allows for continuous tracking of the exercise for 120 hours, in a triathlon at full or double distance it is very important that the battery does not discharge during the training or competition. The low weight of the watch 81 g is also a plus of this device. Weather functions are very useful especially in mountain runs. The software works correctly, combining a watch with a phone is not a problem. The menu is very transparent. I recommend to everyone.
My Favorite Watch To Date!
I've owned a number of GPS watches for ultra running. But the Suunto 9 is by far my favorite, I absolutely love it! I love the size of the screen and how you can see most any metric you want on one screen while running in the preset sports. And if the sport modes aren't what you'd like, you can make your own custom one! I've read that some people find the screen hard to read but I find that i can read it in any sort of lighting and it's something I love about it over the Ambit Sport. Mostly, though, I love the battery life. I used it on its highest performance setting for a 100 mile race in the mountains with very poor/reliable reception and it lasted all 30 hours with 13% battery life to spare. Unfortunately in the process of updating the watch and uploading the data, some of the data went missing. :( I find the watch to be insanely accurate in elevation, and distance. And it locates a GPS signal in seconds. Im often waiting at trailheads with friends to find a GPS signal, while my S9 picks one up instantaneously. I haven't played too much with the lower battery life settings but luckily I haven't needed to. The optical heart rate sensor seems to jump around a lot for me, but I have very small wrists and seem to have that issue with all HRMs. In day to day wear it seems accurate, but with running it can be all over. I also have a very high cadence when running which could be part of that. I love tracking my sleep and recovery with the HR though. Having a range to see what my HR is while I'm sleeping allows me to gauge how recovered I really am. Overall it's welllll worth the $600 (which is a much lower price point than I expected from a watch like this!) and I've already recommended it to many friends who have gone on it buy and love it.
I have owned just about every wearable and gps sport watch available and I have finally found my favorite.I just love everything about it. I have done 4 races in it and the gps accuracy was unbelievable. I love the large screen and how much data you can have on one screen as you run. The sleep tracking worked great. Each morning when you get out of bed a message comes on your phone saying good morning. I have not tried it swimming. I mostly run half marathons and marathons. I don't have one complaint about this watch. If you are trying to decide get this one over the competitors the competitors have more features, however, if you are a serious runner this has everything you could want and most runners don't care about those other features. Also battery life is unbelievable. If you don't like charging your watch all the time this is the watch for you.
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